Found 1,033 phrases starting with A:

activist judgeA judge or justice who makes rulings based on personal political views or considerations rather than on the law, or who issues rulings intended to have political effects.Rate it:
activist justiceA justice (usually referring to a member of a Supreme, High or Appellate court) who makes rulings based on personal political views or considerations rather than on the law, or who issues rulings intended to have political effects.Rate it:
actors more & stages fewA situation where more are in demand but lacking enough provisions or when right options are scanty or less.Rate it:
ad fontesGo to the sources: An expression emphasizing the importance of conducting fundamental research and of consulting primary sources.Rate it:
ad infinitumwithout any limitRate it:
ad infinitumendlesslyRate it:
ad nauseamuntil people are sick ofRate it:
ad valoremproportionate to the estimated valueRate it:
Adam and Eve not Adam and SteveImplying that only heterosexual relations are normal.Rate it:
Adam TilerA pickpocket's accomplice; the person who takes the goods a pickpocket steals and leaves with them.Rate it:
adams alewaterRate it:
add fuel to fireTo inflame a situation, to make a situation worse.Rate it:
add fuel to the fireTo worsen a conflict between people; to inflame an already tense situation.Rate it:
Add Fuel to the FireTo boost up one’s anger or trouble more with your deeds or words, when he/she is already facing worst situationRate it:
add insult to injuryTo further a loss with mockery or indignity.Rate it:
add insult to injuryTo further a loss with mockery or indignity; to worsen an unfavorable situation.Rate it:
add oilTo make extra effort.Rate it:
add onAlternative form of add-onRate it:
add upTo take a sum.Rate it:
add upTo accumulate; to amount to.Rate it:
add upTo make sense; to be reasonable or consistent.Rate it:
add up toTo have a particular effect.Rate it:
add-onsomething that has been or can be added to an existing object or arrangement.Rate it:
adding machineA pocket calculator that has very few functions.Rate it:
addle pateA foolish or dull-witted person.Rate it:
adds upTo enhance. " Law of attraction adds up to the success in life."Rate it:
adhocdone if necessaryRate it:
admiral of the blueA landlord or publican wearing a blue apron, as was formerly the custom among men of that vocation.Rate it:
admire toTo want to do; to be enthusiastic about doing.Rate it:
adopt a positive agendaThousands of successful individuals maintain their goals have been achieved mainly because of their positive attitudes in all challenging projects and situations.Rate it:
adopt outTo expel a child from a family by placing them for adoption; to put a child up for adoption privately, without going through an adoption agency.Rate it:
adopt outTo send a son or daughter away to live in another country..Rate it:
adrenaline junkieOne who is seemingly addicted to the sensation of exhilaration associated with risky behaviors or exciting situations, and who actively seeks such opportunities.Rate it:
adroitVery skilled,proficient,proffesionalRate it:
AFAIACInitialism of As far as I am concerned.Rate it:
AFAICMOInitialism of as far as I can make out.Rate it:
AFAICSInitialism of as far as I can see.Rate it:
AFAICTInitialism of as far as I can tell.Rate it:
AFAIRInitialism of as far as I recall.Rate it:
AFAIRInitialism of as far as I remember.Rate it:
AFAIUAs far as I understand.Rate it:
AFAIUIInitialism of as far as I understand it.Rate it:
AFFORDABLE UTILITY VEHICLEHatch back (two box) vehicle with 'utility vehicle' appearance/some features; 'donut tires', e.g. Ford Ecosport. Who Sez?Rate it:
Afraid of Your Own ShadowTo get easily frightened of even minor things or anything unknownRate it:
after allin spite of everythingRate it:
after allIn the end; anyway; referring to something that was believed to be the case, but has now been shown not to be.Rate it:
after all is said and doneAlternative form of when all is said and doneRate it:
after one's own heartOf a person: having the same ideas, opinions or behaviour as oneself.Rate it:
after Saturday comes SundayUsed other than as an idiom: see after, Saturday, comes, Sunday.Rate it:
after Saturday comes SundayA phrase sometimes attributed to fundamentalist Muslims, implying that they wish to kill the Jews, whose sabbath is Saturday, and then the Christians, whose sabbath is Sunday.Rate it:

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